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385 South Mill  Construction update! on 1/30/18
CONSTRUCTION WILL BE IN PROGRESS THROUGH AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER 2018, some areas may take longer. Public programs currently meeting there have moved to other locations; please see our Open Public Sitting Hours page for location information. Please note that the Sunday and Tuesday Open Sit sessions will not be held until the building reopens.
For more details about the remodel, please see this page, which includes links to several files including plans for the new space.

Do you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?

Several of our members do, and have formed a practice group. It meets weekly on Tuesday nights. For more information, see our Cincinnati Group page.

welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

We offer free meditation instruction at our public programs (currently only held on Saturday mornings, please see this page). Do you wish to deepen your meditation practice? If so, you may wish to speak with one of our meditation instructors.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

March 31st—February 19th (2019)

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Mahayana Study Group

June 28th—August 16th

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →


Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Recent News

  • Construction Begins Soon!

    CONSTRUCTION ON OUR NEW BUILDING SHOULD BEGIN THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. Public programs currently meeting there will be moving to other locations; please see our Open Public Sitting Hours page for location information. Please note that Sunday Open Sit will not be held during construction. Café Shambhala will resume in its new location on … Continue